FIVB - Volleyball World League

TEAM COMPOSITION


 POL / Poland

 
Team manager Hubert TOMASZEWSKI
Coach Andrea ANASTASI
Assistant coach Andrea GARDINI
2nd assistant coach Michal GOGOL
Doctor Wieslaw MARON
Physiotherapist Maciej STEFANSKI
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Piotr Nowakowski Nowakowski 18.12.1987 205 90 355 340 Asseco Resovia
  2   Michal Winiarski Winiarski 28.09.1983 200 82 345 332 Fakiel Novy Urengoy
  3 Dawid Konarski Konarski 31.08.1989 198 93 353 320 Asseco Resovia
  4   Grzegorz KOSOK KOSOK 02.03.1986 206 92 345 325 Asecco Resovia
  5 Wojciech WLODARCZYK WLODARCZYK 28.10.1990 200 91 342 312 SK Aich Dob
  6   Bartosz Kurek Kurek 29.08.1988 205 87 352 326 Lube Banca Marche
  7 Jakub JAROSZ JAROSZ 10.02.1987 195 84 353 328 TOP VOLLEY
  8   Andrzej Wrona Wrona 27.12.1988 205 95 350 265 PGE Skra
  9 Zbigniew BARTMAN BARTMAN 04.05.1987 198 83 352 320 Asseco Resovia
  10   Lukasz Wisniewski Wisniewski 03.02.1989 198 96 345 323 ZAKSA
  11 Fabian Drzyzga Drzyzga 03.01.1990 196 90 325 304 Asseco Resovia
  12   Pawel Woicki Woicki 29.06.1983 183 80 330 305 Transfer Bydgoszcz
  13 Michal Kubiak Kubiak 23.02.1988 191 80 328 312 Jastrzebski Wegiel
  14   Michal Ruciak Ruciak 22.08.1983 189 75 336 305 ZAKSA
  15 Lukasz Zygadlo Zygadlo 02.08.1979 200 89 337 325 Zienit Kazan
  16   Krzysztof Ignaczak Ignaczak 15.05.1978 188 86 330 315 Asseco Resovia
  L 17 Pawel Zatorski Zatorski 21.06.1990 184 73 328 304 PGE Skra
  C 18   Marcin Mozdzonek Mozdzonek 09.02.1985 211 93 358 338 ZAKSA
  19 Wojciech Ferens Ferens 05.04.1991 194 87 340 302 ZAKSA
  20   Grzegorz LOMACZ LOMACZ 01.10.1987 187 80 335 315 Lotos Trefl
  21 Damian WOJTASZEK WOJTASZEK 07.09.1988 180 76 330 301 Jastrzebski Wegiel
  22   Krzysztof Wierzbowski Wierzbowski 18.07.1988 197 90 343 325 AZS Politechnika Warszawska
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Following their bronze medal win at the 2011 FIVB World League, Poland moved up the ranks to take the World League title for the first time in the 2012 edition of the competition.

The country boasts a strong volleyball tradition and its national team has stood out among the world’s elite teams since their appearance at the first FIVB World Championship in 1949 in Czechoslovakia. The fourth-place result from that tournament was repeated in France (1956) and again in Brazil (1960) with a gold medal triumph at the FIVB World Championship in Mexico in 1974. More recently, they took the silver medal at the 2006 FIVB World Championships.

Poland won the gold medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics and reached the quarterfinals of the 2004 Olympic Games. At the last Olympics, held in London in 2012, Poland finished in joint fifth place with the US.

Poland has a stellar record at the European Championships, have been silver medallists five times in a row (1975-83), winning gold in 2009 and then bronze in the 2011 edition. The country’s success in 2011 also included a silver medal at the FIVB World Cup.

 
Coach profile

Poland have been revitalised since Italian Andrea Anastasi succeeded Daniel Castellani in February 2011.

He steered them to the bronze medal in the 2011 FIVB World League and silver at the World Cup, earning them a ticket to the Olympics, where they finished fifth. But before that, they took the World League title for the first time.

Anastasi won FIVB World Championship and World League titles as a player before becoming a coach in 1994. He coached Italy from 1999 to 2002 and won the FIVB World League in 1999. In 2006, Anastasi became the coach of Spain, leading them to a first European Championship in 2007 before returning to Italy from 2007 to 2010.